I am Entitled to Both Social Security and a Massachusetts Public Pension. May I Receive Both Simultaneously?

Benefits paid under provisions of Chapter 32 will offset Social Security benefits in a variety of circumstances. Although a Massachusetts retirement allowance cannot be reduced as a result of other retirement benefits, Social Security benefits may be reduced.

PERAC has no special expertise in regard to the Social Security System. Questions regarding the Social Security System and your entitlement to such benefits either based upon your work history or your status as the beneficiary of another should be addressed to the local Social Security office.

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